Distractions are deadly

I’ve found that distractions come in all forms: the new HBO subscription because GOT is restarting this Sunday and you need to catch up on how the last season ended, Twitter updates from those you follow because the world is going mad, even the ability to connect to WiFi from the comfort of the couch on your front deck can bring distraction because the world is at your fingertips.

Mental breaks are all well and good – as evidenced by the fact I just remembered that I need to move my laundry from the washer to the dryer – but if word count is your goal, watch out. If you have a limited number of hours in the day to write, do your best to stay focused without connection to the outside world.

Technology is lovely and necessary. But your imagination is what will drive you to be a better writer.